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QUICK TAKE: Keep An Eye On Level-Headed Spieth

Jordan Spieth has struggled at the Players Championship, but a more patient outlook could serve him well this week. (Photo: Brian Snyder, Reuters)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA | Jordan Spieth approaches the Players Championship with the feelings of a man who is slightly overdrawn at the bank and has been summoned to a meeting with the manager there. He knows his credit is strong but that big cheque, the one that has been…

QUICK TAKE: Rory Declares Himself ‘Ready To Challenge’

Rory has his eyes set on adding another major to his mantle.

ABU DHABI, UAE | He’s back. After 104 days Rory McIlroy is about to play competitive golf. Again. To the Northern Irishman who has won four major championships, but not one since August 2014, the game should say: Welcome. Good to have you back. Actually, it is stretching a point…

EXCLUSIVE: Sponsorship Chief Morgan Leaves HSBC

Giles Morgan, one of the most important men in golf because of the amount of sponsorship money he directed into the game and the influence he held within it as a result, has left HSBC, he confirmed to Global Golf Post. Morgan, 46, had been head of global sponsorship strategy…

QUICK TAKE: A Hall Of Fame Induction To Remember

Henry Longhurst
John Hopkins delivers the induction speech for Henry Longhurst at the World Golf Hall of Fame ceremony.

NEW YORK | They squared a circle in Wall Street. To a cacophony of the sounds of New York City from outside, and to cheers, tears and laughter from inside the building, Davis Love III, Meg Mallon and Lorena Ochoa were among those inducted into the World Golf Hall of…

QUICK TAKE: Nerves Calm As Walker Cup Commences

GB&I's Harry Ellis speaks with Fox analyst Brad Faxon at The Walker Cup at Los Angeles Country Club. (Photo credit: (USGA/Chris Keane)

LOS ANGELES | The microphone clicked, disturbing the still California air and a firm voice started up: ”Welcome to the opening matches of the 46th playing of the Walker Cup.” It was moments before 7:15 am at Los Angeles Country Club and 10 amateur golfers from Great Britain and Ireland…

QUICK TAKE: Walker Cup Has A Flavor All Its Own

The Walker Cup Trophy (Photo credit: David Cannon/R&A via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES | The Walker Cup is: The biennial two-day match-play event between amateurs from the US and Great Britain and Ireland named after the grandfather of former President George HW Bush and the great grandfather of George W Bush, the 41st and 43rd presidents of the US, respectively. The…